Making the Internet safer for the elderly

BRIDGING the digital divide for senior citizens has long been a key concern for countries across the Asia-Pacific region. After all, the Internet has permeated almost every aspect of our lives, and senior citizens often feel left behind in today’s digital push.

In recent years, however, growing cyber threats and scams have shone a spotlight on the urgent need to better protect our seniors online. As one of the least technologically savvy groups, the elderly is also one of the most vulnerable – and targeted – demographics by online scammers.

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